|Musica Veneno - Party 7 [hr026] - Musica Veneno|
Appropiation. This is not a Stereo Binaural Sound recording. The second part of the MUSICA VENENO miniCD trilogy.
|Musica Veneno - Los Miedos Tontos [HR029] - Musica Veneno|
Another mini-CD by Musica Veneno. This one, though, is not the third part of the trilogy, but a stand-alone work. Doesn't this remember the Residents?
Keywords: appropriation; manipulation
|xmarx - Not For Tourists [HR024] - xmarx|
Manipulation. Another Marx Bar xmas tape. The best so far?
Keywords: manipulation; appropriation
|xmarx - Disco Error (No Comment) [HR030] - xmarx|
Manipulation. Another Marx Bar christmarx tape. This one was vol. 12, for year 2002. It's original edition was a cute miniCD in a transparent bag.
Keywords: appropriation; manipulation
|Musica Veneno - Non Stop Erotic Karaoke [HR019] - Musica Veneno|
Appropiation. The first part of a miniCD trilogy by MUSICA VENENO.
Keywords: Plunderphonics; appropriation
|Appropriation Hearings 1985 - Neal Smith Lowa|
Keywords: Appropriation Hearings
|Art Monthly on Resonance Radio 104.4 FM 12-3-10 - Art Monthly and Resonance Radio 104.4 FM|
Patricia Bickers. Editor of Art Monthly magazine, and with Alex Coles author of DesignArt, Tate Publishing, discusses Sturtevant, Appropriationists in Visual Art and Advertising + Design Art
Keywords: Sturtevant; Designart; Design Art; Appropriation; appropriation
|Cariou v Prince meets Iron Chef - Discussion & Crit at Printed Matter, NYC - Joy Garnett|
Printed Matter: "Cariou v Prince meets Iron Chef" - Discussion & Crit with Joy Garnett, Greg Allen, and Chris Habib Saturday evening (9/22/12), from 6-7:30PM. It should be insane. Or it will make you insane. Location Printed Matter, Inc. 195 10th Avenue New York, NY 10011 USA The ongoing Cariou v. Prince trial has presented a high-stakes platform for debating copyright, appropriation, fair-use and artists' rights...
Keywords: art; appropriation. law
|M&D - M&D [hr020] - M&D|
Appropriation. Noise. The cover of the CDR edition was a made of sandpaper. That should tell a lot about what is inside!
Keywords: digital noise; appropriation
Downloads: 634 (2 reviews)
|Superelvis. The Walkman Tapes vol 1 - Superelvis|
Superelvis The Walkman Tapes Vol. 1 1. Born In The U.S.A. (3:38) 2. Henry The Horse (3:59) 3. Sweet Jane (4:17) 4. Hound Dog (1:09) 5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1:34) 6. Honky Tonk Women (3:29) 7. Canço de bressol (1:32) 8. Rock And Roll (3:53) Anki Toner: vocals, harmonica, walkie-talkie Meteo Giráldez: guitar (drums in track 4) Raimón Aymerich: percussion, friction, drums (guitar in track 4) Santi Alcántara: percussion in track 5 Recorded in august and september 1988...
Keywords: Superelvis: appropriation; improvisation
Downloads: 246 (1 review)
|xmarx - The Last Christmas tape [hr035] - xmarx|
Manipulation. This is vol. 13 of Marx Bar's christmas tapes, and the last. There will be no more tapes. Christmas will never be the same again in Barcelona. This last tape contains a deconstruction/sampling of the 12 previous tapes, along with 4 new tracks.
Keywords: appropriation; manipulation; deconstruction
|Superelvis. The Walkman Tapes Vol 2 - Superelvis|
Superelvis The Walkman Tapes Vol. 2 1. Esos Ojazos (piano version) 2. Y Rocky Fue Rambo 3. Sentada Sobre Un Saxofón 4. Unísons 5. Samba 6. Heroes 7. Documental Aquaris 8. Amerika 9. Esos Ojazos (guitar version) 10. Me Gusta Tu Aliento Porque Es de Mujer 11. Walk On The Wild Side/Henry The Horse 12. Mujer Joven, Pelirroja 13. Se Diluye La Impresión Anki Toner: vocals, harmonica Meteo Giráldez: guitar, drums, percussion, piano Raimón Aymerich: drums, percussion, piano, guitar, friction Santi ...
Keywords: Superelvis: appropriation; improvisation
|modern music mechanics - modern music mechanics|
Modern Music Mechanics hazard records hr074 public domain free download 1,2,3 Let Me Please Introduce Myself 4,5 How To Blow Up Anything In Ten Easy Lessons 6,7,8 Five Star Hippie Takes No Man's Land 9,10 The Amazing Life Of Middle Class 11 La chambre de la fin du monde 12,13 Bloggers Die Younger 14 Kepler all tracks by modern music mechanics cover by ergomic studio bcn, 2012 xmarx.wordpress.com www.hazardrecords.org
Keywords: xmarx; collage; manipulation; appropriation
|Huivel: Catsweat - Lapin de Roo|
"Soundtrack to Skogkatt" is the (mostly) appropriated music to the Skogkatt video.
Keywords: appropriation; found; diy; electronic; noise
|Ways of Working 2 (Part 5) - Mikey Weinkove|
Ways of Working 2. A study day to explore artists’ engagements with copyright, intellectual property and new forms of ownership. Part 5: Values – Contextualising Contemporary Practice. Chaired by Bronac Ferran. A session examining the links between individual practice and world trends in intellectual property. Graham Harwood, artist; Stewart Home, artist & writer; Lawrence Liang, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore; Armin Medosch, writer & media artist.
Keywords: art; collaboration; copyright; ownership; appropriation
|Between the Bubbles. Episode 66. Return of the Bubbles. - Between the Bubbles.|
This podcast is the 66th episode of Between the Bubbles. So yeah.
Keywords: comics; iron man; cultural appropriation
|Superelvis. Resistance Emotional Music - Superelvis|
SUPERELVIS RESISTANCE EMOTIONAL MUSIC The Uncomplete Unremastered Tapes 01. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS [a] 2:08 02. HONKY TONK WOMEN [a] [c] 3:48 03. AIN’T NO CURE FOR LOVE [a] [c] 3:29 04. I WANT YOU [a] [c] 4:05 05. GOLPEADO [a] [c] 1:53 06. ROMEO HAD JULIETTE [a] 3:46 07. FEAR IS A MAN’S BEST FRIEND [a] [c] 2:59 08. FIVE YEARS [a] [c] 4:00 09. CHELSEA HOTEL [a] 3:39 10. I WANT YOU [a] 3:55 11...
Keywords: Superelvis; Appropriation; Improvisation; Anki Toner
|Wormcore Mixes Volume 1 - Depeche Node|
This is music for people on the go, no time for creamer in this coffee, no sir, this is Depeche Node's digital debut, Wormcore Mixes Volume 1, a short collection of found sounds and digital alterations of some somewhat slow dance songs. Give it the gas! Time to bend! Yes! This is it! Hoo-boy, it's time to dance, brother! Whip it out, strap it on, lather it up in butter, and sand it off!
Keywords: plunderphonics; remix; re-appropriation; dance; fast; dada
|SUPERELVIS - Kiss Me When You Dance - Superelvis|
SUPERELVIS KISS ME WHEN YOU DANCE Originally released as an LP by TRIQUINOISE in 1991 Side A: LUCY (16:14) Written by Anki Toner, Mete Giràldez and Raimon Aymerich. Additional lyrics by Lennon-McCartney (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds) in part 1, Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins (Mary Lou) in part 4, Bobby Freeman (Do You Wanna Dance) and Neil Young (When You Dance I Can Really Love) in part 5. 1. Lucy (4:10) Anki: vocals, harmonica Mete: guitars Raimon: drums 2...
Keywords: Superelvis; Resistance Emotional Music; Derivative; Appropriation
|Love Love Love - Lucas Darklord|
The first in Lucas Darklord's series of Dark Corporate Cassette Appropriation, Love Love Love is provided here as a free high quality download. Full bandwidth versions are available on cassette, with one original appropriated version, and eight 'copies' of the original. Visit http://corporatemanifestations.com for further details. On cassette, Love Love Love is presented as Side A - (Staff Who Will Help Deliver Prosperity), and Side B - Contacts List Full of Rich and Powerful People Parts 1 to 5...
Keywords: Dark Corporate Cassette Appropriation; Crypt Designers Guild; Lucas Darklord; cassette; noise; appropriation; dark; intense; relentless
|Product Placement - Justin Costanzo|
Product Placement Screenshot
Keywords: video art; video; art; art video; Hollywood; trailer; teaser; appropriation
|Bolshevik & cjjbrozt - Masla-kombinat?!? b/w Rapsodisco/Mayakovnik - 442-net7-06nov - Bolshevik & cjjbrozt|
Dada at the disco. Speakers splinter as the zeitgeist bathes the beats in lava fuzz. Dance music beamed in from different parts of last century, rebounding over the light years through layers of radio static. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to email@example.com.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; glitch; dada; appropriation; noise
|Product Placement - Justin Costanzo|
A critique of Hollywood's grituitous product placement. I remixed an MGM teaser trailer, replacing all the various "classic" moments with shots of kitchen supplies.
Keywords: video art; video; art; art video; Hollywood; trailer; teaser; appropriation
|Ways of Working 2: Appropriation and Collaboration in Contemporary Arts Practice - Mikey Weinkove|
A study day to explore artists’ engagements with copyright, intellectual property and new forms of ownership. Presentations, discussions & free surgeries with legal service providers and peer-to-peer organisations.Introduction and Panel 1: Case Studies: The Challenges of Appropriation and Collaboration
Keywords: Collaboration; appropriation; ownership; copyright; intellectual property; arts; artists; contemporary practice
|12 Galaxies - Justin Costanzo|
A video inspired by Frank Chu, of San Francisco "12 Galaxies" fame. NOT the club, by the way.
Keywords: video art; video; art; art video; Hollywood; trailer; teaser; appropriation
|untitled - Justin Costanzo|
Keywords: art; video art; videoart; art video; hacker; appropriation
|12 Galaxies - Justin Costanzo|
Viideo art work inspired by the guy who wanders around near Union square with the large sign whch says: "12 Galaxies" on it.
Keywords: video art; art; videoart; art video; galaxy; appropriation
|beijing opera appropriated - juan carlos gonzalez|
just a sample of editing for a minute and some seconds
Keywords: slow mo; opera; appropriation; video art; art; vlog
|Resistance Emotional Mixes, vol 1 - File Under Toner|
File Under Toner Resistance Emotional Mixes, vol 1 Hazard Records, hr069 (2012) Public Domain Free Download www.hazardrecords.org Recorded live at Dispositiu Camp Magnètic (Barcelona) 2011.11.18 Thanks to Lucy, Sebastià , Victor Front photo: unknown photographer Back photo: Carmen Milla Resistance Emotional Mixes (concept indebted to Superelvis' Resistance Emotional Music, of course) are blind mixes of cds brought by the audience and which the performer has not heard previously (not even moni...
Keywords: appropriation; plunderphonics; improvisation; live; Anki Toner; Superelvis; File Under Toner
|orb - juan carlos gonzalez|
This black cats name is TIPPY, i didn"t name him I usually called him BLACK. He is now dead, having been eaten by a coyote after my exlover/girlfriend moved to Santa Fe, NM. Fuck I should have kept him, faught for him, stole him...done something anything.....not cause he died but because I loved him/love him. I miss you buddy, sometimes when i'm sleeping I feel you walk across my back with your paws and lay down on my shoulderblades...
Keywords: black cat; vlog; video; video games; appropriation; metroid
|Alvin Curran live at AP - audiopoverty|
'ENDANGERED SPECIES - the economics of appropriation' In his piece Alvin Curran intermeshes sounds and musics of all cultures, classes and contexts to create a true panacoustic avantgarde experience. Musica povera viva. For more info see http://audiopoverty.de/
Keywords: Alvin Curran; concert; improv; music; live electronics; appropriation; avantgarde
|Use the Bridge Between the Trees to Avoid Blindness - Paul Greenhaw|
"Use the Bridge" is a piece designed to be performed live -- with 2 organs and drums. The performers play along with a clicktrack, thus facilitating synchronization of image and music. The music is designed within a just intonation schema, using prime numbers 3 and 11, exclusively. The images are completely appropriated, from a wide variety of sources, and re-assembled or "detourned." See ALL FILE FTP fro tuning schema
Keywords: alchemy; death; image appropriation; just intonation; detournement; Debord
Downloads: 437 (2 reviews)
|LITERAL GERTRUDE STEIN - Jayinee Basu|
LITERAL GERTRUDE STEIN by Jayinee Basu, created for Rosemary Kirton's "Con/Hal Live-Con" at Wayward Gallery (47 MOWLEM ST, E2 9HE London, United Kingdom)
Keywords: poetry; jayinee basu; gertrude stein; appropriation; powerpoint; net art
|Bar, Pisani, Weber, Annenberg Research Seminar, April 7, 2008 - ARNIC|
Annenberg Research Seminar: Francois Bar, USC Geoffrey Cowan Forum (Annenberg Room 207), April 7, 2008, 12 p.m. Join students and faculty for a presentation by Francois Bar, associate professor at USC Annenberg. His topic: "Mobile technology appropriation in a distant mirror: Baroque infiltration, creolization and cannibalism." From Professor Bar: "The presentation builds on work in progress by Bar, Pisani and Weber that explores the appropriation of communication technologies – how users tran...
Keywords: annenberg research seminar; ARNIC; baroquization; creolization; cannibalism; technology innovation; appropriation
|Rodrecas Davis, artist's gallery talk @ Meadows Museum, Shreveport - robert trudeau|
Gallery talk on Idle Warship exhibit by artist Rodrecas davis, Drek, at Meadows Museum, Shreveport.
Keywords: mixed media; art; art history; appropriation; african history; civil rights movement; flags; symbolism
|Mao Vincit Omnia, selections from Books I and II - Joe Milutis|
Joe Milutis reading selections from Mao Vincit Omnia, selections from Books I and II, at the Breadline Poetry Series, Seattle, April 20, 2011.
Keywords: mao; translation; transmutilation; sound poetry; appropriation; paul and virginie; china; marxism; poetry; spoken word; joe milutis
|Brightbill And Byrnes comment On Turf Field Bond Re-appropriation - MiddletownMike|
Middletown Township NJ Committeewoman Pam Brightbill and Committeeman Sean Byrnes comment on Resolution 10-310 which re-appropriates bond money that was for the construction of artificial turf fields in the Township, to be used for pay off debt service.
Keywords: Turf Fields; Bond funds; re-appropriation; Pam Brightbill; Sean Byrnes; Middletown Township Committee; NJ
|Message from our Sponsors - Justin Costanzo|
9/11 related video work that compares Domino's Pizza and poverty-stricken Afghans, and ties it to the current violent American administration.
Keywords: Video; Art; art; video; Pizza; Afghan; Afgan; videoart; artvideo; video artist; appropriation
|Bahane: Gündelik Hayatta Sahiplenme Pratikleri: Şeyler, Hafıza ve Anlatı / Burcu Yançatarol Yağız (11.01.2014) - Bahane|
Gündelik Hayatta Sahiplenme Pratikleri: Şeyler, Hafıza ve Anlatı | Appropriation Practices in Everyday Life: Things, Memory and NarrativeBurcu Yançatarol Yağız@ Bahane, Arter, Istanbul January 11 Ocak 2014, 16:00–18:00Bireyin nesnelerle kurduğu sahiplenme odaklı ilişkiyi nesnenin sosyal hayatının başlangıç noktası olarak ele almak mümkün müdür? Sahiplenme pratikleri anlatı yaratma süreçlerine nasıl evrilir? Nesnelerin gündelik hayattaki mütevazı varlıkları hafıza...
Keywords: Bahane; güncel sanat; contemporary art; Şeyler; Hafıza; Anlatı; Things; Memory; Narrative; sahiplenilme; appropriation; Burcu Yançatarol Yağız
|The Official Andy Warhol Sucks Video - Justin Costanzo|
The Official Andy Warhol Sucks Video, is a video art piece that critiques Andy Warhol and his supposed brilliance.
Keywords: video art; video; art; art video; Hollywood; trailer; teaser; appropriation; Andy; Andy Warhol; Warhol; suck
Downloads: 1,895 (1 review)
|ICT Maturity of HEIs in Selected Regions in the Philippines - Cecilia Mercado, Randy Domantay, Reynold Villacillo, Saturnina Nisperos, Emmalou Pimentel|
Over the past decade, the structure of Higher EducationalInstitutions (HEIs) have dramatically changed and this ispartly attributed to some of factors like continuingdevelopments in information and technology , shifts inlearner’s as well as teacher’s expectations andinternationalization of program offerings. InformationCommunication Technologies (ICT) continue to have asignificant impact on the way HEIs deliver academic contentand learning activities as well as how educational managersdelive...
Keywords: ICT Maturity; Core Academic Matters; Institutional Support Service; Adaptation Stage; Adoption Stage; Appropriation Stage; Entry Stage; Invention Stage
|Militarization - Paul Zink|
Yellow Springs sees increases in level of Militarization in part atributed to the involment of key figures within the Antioch University at McGregor Campus West facility. In this episode the cameramen is forced to leave the property by Glenn Watts and Barbera Danley.
Keywords: Antioch University; Antioch College; Antioch University at McGregor; Higher Education; Military Appropriation; Learning Spaces; Public Policy; Media Policy; Free Speech
|HAX - City Policy Document|
Document associated with HAX (Punch Press, 2011). See also franciscrot.tumblr.com.
Keywords: Hax; Crot; CSR; private sector; Marx; ISA; CR; sustainability; apocalypse; WARR; London; propaganda; policy; appropriation; recuperation; amediting; collaboration; reification; communicative reason
|The Keffiyeh - Bethany Ann Khan|
When I was in New York last summer, checkered scarves of all colors were seen around the necks of hipsters and artists alike. I recognized the checkered patterns , but was bewildered when I saw that in 89 degree weather, these scarves were not coming off, even though every other type of clothing was. I was even more surprised to see that next to a pashmina street boutique on 5th Ave was a keffiyeh vendor, and I had to raise an eyebrow when I saw one of New York's finest Upper East side mother co...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; University of Minnesota; Keffiyeh; Khan; Bethany Khan; student; reflection; Arab-American; Arab-Israeli conflict; Zionism; fashion; appropriation; culture; racism
|Dissident Island Radio - 04 May 2012 - episode 103 - Picture Radio|
On episode 103 of Dissident Island Radio features: - Our friend Carl live in the studio giving an insider's perspective on prisoner solidarity. He gives some nice ideas on how to offer support and what to say in those all important letters. - People from SQUASH and the ASS talking about the future of squatting in England and Wales post Clause 145, and what's going to change once the ban comes into effect...
Keywords: 103; 26; activism; activist; advisory; appropriation; asbo; badsekta; ban; basketball; campaign; challenge; change; clause; commons; consultation; content; dissident; diy; dj; episode; for; forest; hackney; hactionlab; illegal; island; law; legal; letter; leyton; london; marsh; may; music; olympics; opposition; park; phuq; prisoner; properties; public; radio; recreation; repression; residential; secure; security; service; social struggles; solidarity; squash; squatters; squatting; support; tech; technology; tools; waltham; writing; mix; tape; fizzywater; clause145; free music archive
|Copyright Mechanisms & Artistic Struggles - Jan Hauters|
research on various Copyright Mechanisms in relation to artistic methods of appropriation or "copying methods for artistic purposes".
Keywords: copyright; intellectual property; appropriation; art; research; analysis; piracy; classical liberal; libertarian socialist; environmentalist; discourse; context; contextualization; recontextualization; labor; metaphor; analogy; license; fragmentation; logo; artist; copy; create; recycle; struggle; property; participation; boyle; China; DVD; CD; music; film; painting; animation; theft; story; culture; rights; content; borrow; community; public sphere; private sphere; market; intangible; land; aristotle; benhabib; bourdieu; deleuze; derrida; EU; fairclough; foucault; GNU; habermas; friedman; hardin; lessig; locke; marx; miller; mozilla; open source; rawls; starbucks; simpsons; tucker; wipo; animasuri; wto; virilio
|Dissident Island Radio - 16 August 2013 - Episode 124 - Picture Radio|
Dissident Island Radio - 16 August 2013 - episode 124 - on tonight's show: * the SOSResistance campaign (sosresistance.com / @sosresistance) discussing the Southbank Skatepark, one of the world's skater-culture head quarters, and how the South Bank Centre are using every nasty tool possible to wipe it out and replace it with coffeeshops and retail units * London Anti-fascists (londonantifascists.wordpress.com / @THstopEDL) on organising disruptions to the EDL's planned march through Tower Hamlet...
Keywords: dissident, island, radio, london, uk, larc, activism, activist, campaign, struggle, protest, politics, protest, network, southbank, centre, public, relations, skate, park, subculture, south, bank, coffee, shops, retail, space, graffiti, artist, spray, paint, art, appropriation, consultation, fake, national, theatre, development, regeneration, bmx, board, environment, frack, fracking, balcombe, frack-off, reclaim, power, camp, protestors, dash, gas, crusty, hippie, anti, fascists, EDL, english, defence, league, tower, hamlets, rascism, bigotry, organising, whitechapel, march, antifa, anti-fa, music, red, black, LARC, resource, centre, dj, buster, bass, vinyl, dubstep, radical, awesome; island; radio; london; uk; larc; activism; activist; campaign; struggle; protest; politics; protest; network; southbank; centre; public; relations; skate; park; subculture; south; bank; coffee; shops; retail; space; graffiti; artist; spray; paint; art; appropriation; consultation; fake; national; theatre; development; regeneration; bmx; board; environment; frack; fracking; balcombe; frack-off; reclaim; power; camp; protestors; dash; gas; crusty; hippie; anti; fascists; EDL; english; defence; league; tower; hamlets; rascism; bigotry; organising; whitechapel; march; antifa; anti-fa; music; red; black; LARC; resource; centre; dj; buster; bass; vinyl; dubstep; radical; awesome
|Title 1 - United States Code - 2011 - Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Congress; Lawyers; Foggy Bottom; etc; Stop asking Questions; Go back to sleep; military martial law is good for you;...|
Title 1 - United States Code - 2011 - Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS Sections 1 - 213. Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS Sections 1 - 213. CHAPTER 1 - RULES OF CONSTRUCTION (sections 1 - 8) CHAPTER 2 - ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS; FORMALITIES OF ENACTMENT; REPEALS; SEALING OF INSTRUMENTS (sections 101 - 114) Sec. 101 - Enacting clause Sec. 102 - Resolving clause Sec. 103 - Enacting or resolving words after first section Sec...
Keywords: Sections 1; 213; Title 1; United States Code: Statutes at large (compare with); US Code; GENERAL PROVISIONS; RULES OF CONSTRUCTION; ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS; FORMALITIES OF ENACTMENT; REPEALS; SEALING OF INSTRUMENTS; NOVO ORDO SECLORUM; RIIA; Five Arrows Hijacking 1861; Enacting clause; Resolving clause; Enacting or resolving words after first section; Numbering of sections; single proposition; Title of appropriation Acts; Printing bills and joint resolutions; Promulgation of laws; John Adams; Amendments to Constitution; Parchment or paper for printing enrolled bills or resolutions; Repeal of repealing act; Repeal of statutes as affecting existing liabilities; Saving clause of Revised Statutes; Repeals as evidence of prior effectiveness; Statutes at Large; contents; Levine; First Bank of the United States; Biddle Family; Henry Dudley Field; Calvin replaced by Bentham (nwo); admissibility in evidence; Treaties and Other International Agreements; contents; admissibility in evidence; international agreements; transmission to Congress; Little and Brown's edition
|Title 43 - United States Code -- 2011 - Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS - Congress; Lawyers;|
Title 43 - United States Code -- 2011 - Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS Sections 1 - 2434. 43 U.S.C. - PUBLIC LANDS United States Code, Supplement 5, Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS Category Bills and Statutes Collection United States Code Contains Sections 1 to 2434 Date 2011 Laws in Effect as of Date January 3, 2012 Positive Law NO Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS Sections 1 - 2434. CHAPTER 1 - BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (sections 1 - 25b) Sec...
Keywords: Title 43; PUBLIC LANDS; 2434; BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT; United States Code; U.S. Code; USC; BLM; Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 632; Duties concerning public lands; Restriction on officers, clerks, and employees; Seal, books, and records; Original papers on file as evidence; Returns relative to lands; Issuance and signing of patents by Secretary of the Interior; delegation of authority; notice; Engrossing and recording patents; Plats of land surveyed; Copies of papers filed; UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY; SAGE; HAGE; SAGEBRUSH; SURVEYS; DISTRICT LAND OFFICES; LAND DISTRICTS; WITHDRAWAL FROM SETTLEMENT, LOCATION, SALE, OR ENTRY; HOMESTEADS; TIMBER AND STONE LANDS; GRAZING LANDS; DESERT-LAND ENTRIES; UNDERGROUND-WATER RECLAMATION GRANTS; DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT, AND MARKING OF WATER HOLES, ETC., BY GOVERNMENT; BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES; RECLAMATION AND IRRIGATION OF LANDS BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; BOULDER CANYON PROJECT; COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT; FEDERAL LANDS INCLUDED IN STATE IRRIGATION DISTRICTS; GRANTS OF DESERT LANDS TO STATES FOR RECLAMATION; APPROPRIATION OF WATERS; RESERVOIR SITES; SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PUBLIC LANDS; RESERVATION AND SALE OF TOWN SITES ON PUBLIC LANDS; SURVEY OF PUBLIC LANDS; BOUNTY LANDS; RESERVATIONS AND GRANTS TO STATES FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES; GRANTS IN AID OF RAILROADS AND WAGON ROADS; FORFEITURE OF NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD INDEMNITY LAND GRANTS; RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND OTHER EASEMENTS IN PUBLIC LANDS; GRANTS OF SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS; DRAINAGE UNDER STATE LAWS; UNLAWFUL INCLOSURES OR OCCUPANCY; OBSTRUCTING SETTLEMENT OR TRANSIT; LANDS HELD UNDER COLOR OF TITLE; ABANDONED MILITARY RESERVATIONS; PUBLIC LANDS IN OKLAHOMA; MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS; SUBMERGED LANDS; ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC LANDS; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; COLORADO RIVER BASIN PROJECT; COLORADO RIVER BASIN SALINITY CONTROL; COLORADO RIVER FLOODWAY; ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT; FEDERAL LAND POLICY AND MANAGEMENT; OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PUBLIC RANGELANDS IMPROVEMENT; CRUDE OIL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; ABANDONED SHIPWRECKS; RECLAMATION STATES EMERGENCY DROUGHT RELIEF; FEDERAL LAND TRANSACTION FACILITATION; RURAL WATER SUPPLY
|The Avanti Law Group: Haste Clouds Long-Term Effort on Mortgage Fraud|
A report issued by the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, underscores the danger of extolling short-term results when it comes to prosecuting white-collar crimes. The report highlights how generating headlines seemed to take precedence over accurate figures in the government’s fight against mortgage fraud.In October 2012, less than a month before the presidential election, Attorney General Eric H...
Keywords: A report issued by the Justice Department’s inspector general; Michael E. Horowitz; underscores the danger of extolling short-term results when it comes to prosecuting white-collar crimes. The report highlights how generating headlines seemed to take precedence over accurate figures in the government’s fight against mortgage fraud. In October 2012; less than a month before the presidential election; Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called a news conference to trumpet the Justice Department’s success in combating foreclosure fraud through a program called the Distressed Homeowner Initiative. “The success of the Distressed Homeowner Initiative; and the developments we announce today; underscore our determination to pursue these and other financial fraud criminals around the country; ” Mr. Holder said in a statement. The claims of great success came during a time of persistent criticism that the Justice Department was not taking stronger action to pursue fraud in the run-up to the financial crisis. The numbers offered by Mr. Holder for the first year of the initiative were impressive: charges filed against 530 defendants; including 172 executives; from frauds that resulted in losses of more than $1 billion. After questions from the news media about those claims; almost a year later the Justice Department revised those figures significantly downward. The total number of defendants charged was 107; with no reference to any executives; and the loss from criminal activity was $95 million. In response to Mr. Horowitz’s report; a Justice Department spokeswoman pointed out: “In the time period in question; the number of mortgage fraud indictments nearly doubled; and the number of convictions rose by more than 100 percent.” An interesting question is whether accurate reporting of the results; like a 100 percent increase in convictions; would have generated the kind of headlines the government seemed to want. Bringing that many more cases for a complex white-collar crime is a good result; but claiming to pursue several corporate executives gave the original numbers much more punch in light of accusations that the Justice Department was being soft on Wall Street. The inspector general’s report puts much of the blame for the inflated figures on how the F.B.I. gathered the information for Mr. Holder. Mr. Horowitz noted that “we found significant breakdowns in the process used to develop the results of the Distressed Homeowners Initiative.” That occurred at least in part because the F.B.I. had “too little time and resources available to allow for vetting of the data.” The report does not give a reason for taking such a slapdash approach; but I think it is clear that there was pressure to announce the success of the initiative to demonstrate how the Justice Department was responding to public outcry over the lack of tangible evidence that prosecutors were taking a hard line. And so we have an example of “act in haste; repent at leisure.” Intensifying the pressure to report robust results was additional money provided by Congress for positions to be used to combat mortgage fraud after the financial crisis. Both the Justice Department and the F.B.I. received millions of dollars for new employees; and that means showing the money was put to good use. But Mr. Horowitz’s report states that mortgage fraud was not a high priority for the F.B.I; in part because it was declining as lenders toughened their standards. In these days of tight budgets; however; no agency turns down an appropriation. The government is fond of calling a new initiative an operation; which implies a sense of urgency and resolve. In 2010; before the Distressed Homeowner Initiative; the Justice Department started Operation Stolen Dreams to take on a broad array of mortgage frauds. Less than three months after it started; Mr. Holder announced that prosecutors had brought cases involving “1; 215 criminal defendants nationwide; including 485 arrests; who are allegedly responsible for more than $2.3 billion in losses.” Those are impressive numbers for a white-collar crime; especially in such a short period; but their validity may be open to question. Mr. Horowitz’s report points out that his office did not audit these figures; and in light of the other findings; he recommends that the Justice Department “revisit the results.” Catching those engaged in mortgage fraud is not like operating a sobriety checkpoint or drug dragnet that quickly yields arrests. Trumpeting initiatives for pursuing complex white-collar crimes whose success will be reported in months rather than years runs the risk of offering results that don’t grab the public’s attention — or worse; makes them look like failures. As an initial matter; just figuring out what the numbers are can be difficult. Mortgage fraud is not a separate crime but a subset of federal offenses like bank fraud; mail fraud and wire fraud. So prosecutions involving mortgages may not show up easily in government records. A greater problem in announcing a crackdown is that these types of cases often don’t come to light until months; or even years; after the transactions; and the fraud can take many different forms. During the period when real estate values soared; there were schemes to inflate property values so that lenders were making loans for far more than houses were worth. Once the housing bubble burst around 2007; mortgage frauds morphed into schemes to defraud homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure. Putting together a mortgage fraud case requires amassing a large volume of documents to track ownership; housing values and the transfer of money. Even figuring out where a fraud involving inflated housing values took place usually requires a bank or real estate company to report suspicious activity; which could come long after the scheme ended when the loan finally defaults. For scams involving homeowners who face foreclosure; just identifying whether a crime took place is difficult. Those in danger of losing their homes may grasp at straws in seeking help; with companies taking advantage of them by doing just enough to make it appear they tried to help. Victims may not recognize a fraud or have the time and energy to pursue a complaint in the face of losing their homes. This type of scheme often involves modest sums taken from those who can least afford it. The Justice Department tends not to pursue small cases; leaving them to local law enforcement; so any number of violations could easily fall through the cracks. Mortgage fraud; like most white-collar crimes; requires painstaking investigation over a long period; so there will never be a flood of cases. And even when the government commits resources to investigations; there will be some that do not pan out. But that does not make headlines when the government paints itself into a corner by pursuing initiatives that imply a promise of quick results